Pomegranate tree losing leaves
I planted a pomegranate tree in my backyard in Houston six years ago. At first it would produce one or two fruits a season and they never reached the ripe stage (usually white inside). But this year, it produced a truly nice big crop! I picked most of it today (many pomegranates have fallen and are rotting on the ground, but there are still plenty left).
What concerns me, however, is that the tree seems to have lost most of its normal foliage. Basically it looked like a bunch of sticks with big red fruits hanging on it now. The neighbor's tree on the other side of the fence has great foliage, but no fruit.
Is this normal? I have done searches online, but have not come up with any good results. Please help!